Jacksonville Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor Lawyer
Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor
Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor typically is charged in cases where a convenience store employee, grocery store cashier, or restaurant server sells alcohol to an underage person. Many times, law enforcement will set up stings and have a minor who looks older go in and purchase alcohol. If you have been charged with Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor, call the experienced Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer of LGL to discuss your particular case and how we can help.
Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor is defined in Florida Statute Section 562,11(1)(a)(1). To prove the crime of Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor, the State must prove:
- You sold, gave, served, permitted service or an alcoholic beverage to the person on licensed premises, or
- you permitted the person to consume an alcoholic beverage on licensed premises, and
- at the time, the person was less than 21 years of age.
An "alcoholic beverage" means distilled spirits and all beverages containing one-half of 1 percent or more alcohol by volume. The percentage of alcohol by volume shall be determined by measuring the volume of the standard ethyl alcohol in the beverage and comparing ti with the volume of the remainder of the ingredients as though the remainder ingredients were distilled water.
"Sold" means any transfer of an alcoholic beverage for a consideration, any gift of an alcoholic beverage in connection with, or as a part of, a transfer of property other than an alcoholic beverage for a consideration, or the serving of an alcoholic beverage by a club licensed under the Beverage Law.
(or subsequent offense more than 1 year after prior conviction)
Up to 60 days in jail
Second or Subsequent Offense
(within 1 year of prior conviction)
Up to 1 year in jail
DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION
3 -6 months Suspension
Up to 1 year Suspension
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